Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

These four ingredient chocolate and peanut butter cups is the easiest recipe to make. It’s a great project for children to get involved in! And they would have even more fun eating them!

When you have a craving for something sweet, these chocolate bites satisfy the craving and dark chocolate is so healthy. Studies have shown that dark chocolate is good for the heart and in calming anxiety. And the antioxidants gives the skin a radiant glow.

I used baking chocolate but any dark chocolate works well. You could also use any nut butter and maple syrup instead of honey. Vegans could substitute with agave syrup. This recipe is from Livestrong and makes about 12 chocolate cups.

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PREP: 25 minutes COOK TIME: 2 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup dark chocolate baking chunks

½ cup peanut butter

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Melt the chocolate over a bowl of hot water or in the microwave. Scoop a couple of teaspoons into each ice cube compartment. Refrigerate the trays for five minutes until the chocolate just starts to firm up. Mix together the peanut butter, honey and vanilla. Spoon the nut butter evenly over the cold chocolate molds. Cover each compartment with the remaining melted chocolate (about a teaspoon for each mold). Refrigerate another 15 minutes until chocolate is solid.

Nutty Protein Energy Balls

These energy balls provide protein, carbs and good fats. It’s just the thing for a quick snack in the morning or anytime of the day, perfect to pack for a long flight and ideal after a workout. They are fun to eat and so easy to make.

If I need an excuse to eat chocolate, then these protein balls are it! The sweet and salty flavour is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

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TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes

Ingredients

2/3 cup almonds, powdered

15 dates

2 tbsp coconut nectar

1 tbsp coconut oil

½ cup peanut butter

1 tbsp cocoa powder

3 tbsp dark chocolate, chopped finely

1 cup rolled oats

1 tbsp chia seeds

1/4 cup coconut chips

1/8 tsp sea salt

Blitz the dates in the food processor to a paste. In a large bowl, place the dates, coconut nectar, coconut oil and peanut butter together and mix well. Add the almond meal, cocoa, chocolate, oats, chia seeds and salt. Mix together until all the ingredients are evenly combined. Form into 12 balls with clean hands and place in a sealed container. It can be stored in the refrigerator for one week or freezer for 1 month.